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Fatality Summaries

In 2016, Michigan had an unprecedented amount of workplace fatalities. In total, 22 workers were killed due to falls, all of which could have been prevented. MIOSHA encourages the use of the fatality summaries to build fall hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar occurrences in your workplace.

Click HERE for a complete listing of the 2016 MIOSHA Fatalities.

This information shares preliminary details about the fatalities reported to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The description reflects information provided to MIOSHA at the initial report of the incident and is not the result of the official MIOSHA investigation.

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Case # 398 - Roofer fell approximately 27 feet through
a deteriorated roof deck section to the concrete floor.

Case # 401 - Self-employed construction worker
fell approximately 13 feet to a concrete surface.

The above links are to MIFACE Summaries of
MIOSHA Inspections.



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Case # 396 - Tree trimmer fell approximately 40 feet
when rope bridge failed while ascending a tree.

Case # 402 - Owner of a tree trimming service fell from
the bucket of bucket truck.

The above links are to MIFACE Summaries of MIOSHA